About Psyche

“Psychic existence is the only category of existence of which we have immediate knowledge, since nothing can be known unless it first appears as a psychic image.”
C. G. Jung. CW 11, §769

Some introduction & information

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What is the logo all about?
The page logo is a symbol (drawn by the author) of the journey to consciousness depicting the Axiom of Maria.

“One becomes two, two becomes three, and out of the third comes the one as the fourth.”

Interesting words

Archetype (n.) “original pattern from which copies are made,” 1540s, from L. archetypum, from Gk. arkhetypon “pattern, model, figure on a seal,” neuter of adjective arkhetypos “first-moulded,” from arkhe- “first” (see archon) + typos “model, type, blow, mark of a blow” (see type). Jungian psychology sense of “pervasive idea or image from the collective unconscious” is from 1919.

A teleology is any philosophical account which holds that final causes exist in nature, meaning that design and purpose analogous to that found in human actions are inherent also in the rest of nature. The word comes from the Greek τέλος, telos; root: τελε-, “end, purpose”. The adjective “teleological” has a broader usage, for example in discussions where particular ethical theories or types of computer programs are sometimes described as teleological because they involve aiming at goals.

Entelechy : From Driesch “…a term borrowed from Aristotle's philosophy to indicate a life force which he conceived of as psychoid or “mind-like”, that is; non-spatial, intensive, and qualitative rather than spatial, extensive, and quantitative.” Also, see wiktionary : Etymology - From Late Latin entelechia, from Ancient Greek ἐντελέχεια (entelékheia), coined by Aristotle from ἐντελής (entelés, “complete, finished, perfect”) (from τέλος (télos, “end, fruition, accomplishment”)) + ἔχω (ékho, “to have”). Cf. CW8 p191, footnote 61.

Hypotheses non fingo - 'I feign no hypotheses'.

Some interesting quotes

“…that gravity should be innate, inherent and essential to matter, so that one body may act upon another at a distance through a vacuum, without the mediation of anything else, by and through which their action and force may be conveyed from one to another, is to me so great an absurdity that I believe no man who has in philosophical matters a competent faculty of thinking can ever fall into it. Gravity must be caused by an agent acting constantly according to certain laws, but whether this agent be material or immaterial, I have left to the consideration of my readers.”
Isaac Newton (1692)
“I have not as yet been able to discover the reason for these properties of gravity from phenomena, and I do not feign hypotheses. For whatever is not deduced from the phenomena must be called a hypothesis; and hypotheses, whether metaphysical or physical, or based on occult qualities, or mechanical, have no place in experimental philosophy. In this philosophy particular propositions are inferred from the phenomena, and afterwards rendered general by induction.”
Isaac Newton (1713)
“Whatever difficulties we may have in forming a consistent idea of the constitution of *ether*, there can be no doubt that the interplanetary and interstellar spaces are not empty, but are occupied by a material substance or body, which is certainly the largest and probably the most uniform body of which we have any knowledge.”
James Clerk Maxwell

Thought for the day(s) Space and time in and of themselves have no meaning unless there is something in space, or another space in which to consider the space, an interaction. They are concepts that do not actually exist. It makes me think of the unconscious….it is 'not there', if there is no consciousness to perceive it. Like the archetypes. Colour too has no meaning unless there is something to perceive the colour. Time has no meaning unless there is an event or activity to mark it.

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